Wade LeBlanc (1-1, 6.06) takes on Barry Zito (9-11, 3.95) in what is basically a must-win game for the Giants, in order to go into this weekend's series (in which the Dodgers--including the highly-anticipated Brad Penny game on Sunday) with any sort of momentum.
The Giants scratched Tim Lincecum yesterday and started their pitching prospect Madison Bumgarner, who pitched an admirable 5.1 innings of 2 ER ball with 4 Ks in his major league debut. However, an eighth-inning single by the Padres' Chase Headley was enough to give the Padres the game, 4-3, descending the Giants to 6.5 GB the Dodgers in the NL West, and 3.0 GB the Rockies in the Wild Card race.
Anyway, this gives you something to do over lunchtime. SoSG. We're there for you.